Here’s What Americans Splurged On During The 100 Days Of The Coronavirus Pandemic

As of Friday it had been 100 days since the World Health Organization declared a global pandemic. So what were Americans buying in that time? An analysis of Nielsen finds that recently grocery store sales have dropped after spiking a record 14.4 percent in April. Also, some people have found the time and money to upgrade their wardrobe as sales have soared 188 percent at clothing stores, home furnishing sales have climbed 90 percent, and stores selling books, music, and sporting goods saw an 88 percent increase recently after slumping sales in March and April.

At the same time, many people are merely trying to keep their heads above water, as 30 percent of people said they used their $1,200 stimulus check to pay bills in a survey earlier this month.